by Lee Brecheen
|#92 Julius Warmsley|
March 16, 2012 – I remember when Julius Warmsley was playing Defensive End at St. Michael in Baton Rouge at 6-2 in height and 225 pounds. He had a great motor, high effort, was smart, quick, and extremely aggressive. I thought he was DI because of his intangibles and his great feet. A lot of DI schools did not think he could stay in the Defensive Line because he wasn’t big enough to play DT or DE right away, but Army and Tulane offered him and he signed with Army at West Point. He is currently at Tulane University after transferring.
Julius is now 281 pounds and is still playing with high effort, a great motor, and super speed. After gaining weight, he’s a Defensive Tackle at Tulane University pushing back the big offensive lineman he faces every week. Julius still can run up field as a pass rusher with speed even though he has gained 60 pounds in three years since his high school days. In 2011, Julius’ first season to start, he posted 27 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 QB hurries, one fumble recovery, and six tackles behind the line. He’s number 92 on the field for Tulane University. Julius has a chance to double his stats in every department in 2012, and have NFL scouts drooling all over him.
|#92 Julius Warmsley|
Julius’ brother Titus Warmsley, was a National Basketball Recruit in 1995 coming out of St. Michael High School (then called Bishop Sullivan) and signed with University of Texas as a Point Guard and played at Montana State from 97-99. He also played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics for one year, and played 5 seasons of pro ball in Europe. About his younger brother, Titus had this to say.
“Lee, my brother Julius is such a great kid. I am proud to be his brother. I’ve tried to be a great role model for him to follow and conduct myself in a way that he can appreciate and be proud. We spoke over the phone this past weekend, and he was going on and on about his focus and his commitment to succeed. What an awesome feeling to hear those words coming from him. I believe when he decided to transfer from Army, which I believe is a great school; it was his opportunity to refocus and rededicate himself to the sport as well as his academics. It appears to be paying off.”
I could not agree more. Julius is only going to be a junior in 2012, and with more hard work and one more year as a starter, he has a chance to be a high NFL draft pick in two years.
Tulane Senior Linebacker Trent Mackey (5-10, 235) who played at Carencro High School and South Plaquemines High School, led the team in tackles in 2011 with a whopping 145 tackles and almost 100 of them solo. The defense is looking promising with kids like Mackey and Warmsley. Mackey is also a NFL prospect for next year. He signed with the Duke University in the ACC Conference coming out of High School, and then transferred to Tulane after one season.